Staffing and Recruiting Experts in Canada

Discover Canada's top talent and take your business global with our recruitment experts in Canada and 70+ countries. Grow your team virtually in Canada and unlock the potential of borderless talent today.

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Recruitment Agency Costs in Canada

In Canada, professional recruitment agency fees range from 22-27% of the first-year annual base salary of a recruited employee. Recruitment agencies also require an upfront retainer and payment in advance installments of the agency fee based on milestones such as start of recruitment, presentation of candidates, and scheduling interviews with a candidate shortlist.

We know this might sound overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be. A solution like Lundi eliminates the barriers for you. With Lundi, you can recruit talent across 70+ countries, easily managing recruitment—all in one, easy-to-use platform. Get an overview of what you need to know when hiring in Canada below.

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Employer Tax Costs in Canada

Employers of Canadian employees are required to deduct income tax, Canadian Pension Plan contributions, and Employment Insurance contributions. Canadian Pension Plan and Employment Insurance taxes are subject to a maximum contributions cap for employee and employer contributions combined, after which no additional taxes in these categories will be collected for the year. Current rates can be found here.

Employee Income Taxes in Canada

Employees in Canada are taxed federally from 15% to 33% depending on their income bracket. Provincial taxes are applied on top of these taxes with significant variations between provinces.

Employee Probation in Canada

Typically, the probationary period lasts three months for most provinces.

Employee Overtime in Canada

Employees typically work eight hours a day, 40 hours per week. Overtime is paid for every hour after 44 hours weekly in Ontario and 40 hours weekly in Québec. In most jurisdictions, overtime is paid at a rate of at least 150% the regular pay (or “time and a half”).

Employee Notice in Canada

If an employee has been employed for at least three months, the employer is obligated to provide them with a written notice of termination or termination pay. The notice period for an employer dismissing an employee depends on how long the employee has been employed and can range between one and eight weeks.

Termination in Canada

In Canada, employees are entitled to termination pay if they don’t receive a written notice of their termination. Termination pay is a lump sum payment equal to the regular wages that the employee would otherwise have been entitled to during the notice period. An employee earns vacation pay on their termination pay. For the employee to qualify for severance pay:They must have completed at least five years of employment with the employerThe company has a payroll in Canada of over 2.5 million CAD annually or has terminated over 50 employees in Canada in the past six months due to all or part of the company closing.The severance pay amount is usually equal to the weekly wages multiplied by the number of years the employee has been employed (to a maximum of 26 weeks).

How to Recruit in Canada

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Within days, we’ll introduce you to the right talent for your team. The average time to match is one week.
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No matter the industry or the function, the talent you need could be already living in another country. That’s why we created our borderless talent strategy.

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    Our candidate screening process is designed to be inclusive and equitable, ensuring that all candidates have an equal opportunity to pursue their career goals.

Book a free strategy session to see how we can help you

No matter the industry or the function, the talent you need could be already living in another country. That’s why we created our borderless talent strategy.